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February 25, 2021

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Police confirm Main Arm drug operation

NSW Police have finally confirmed what pretty much every one in Main Arm already knows – they are conducting drug operations in the north of the Shire.

Other News

Research takes the vegan option to a new level

A project by Flinders University will see their Centre for Marine Bioproducts Development fishing for new vegan ideas.

Skennars Head

Joshua Scicluna, Skennars Head I am a resident of Skennars Head, and I am absolutely appalled to see my favourite...

Super swim challenge accepted

A group of mates from Brunswick Heads, Byron Bay and Lennox Head, recently formed a swim team known as the Anti Budgie Boardriders for the purpose of taking part in the Starlight Foundations Super Swim Challenge.  

True lies

Darren Hiller Smith, Mullumbimby May I present some scientifical facts to edumacate readers about how cons-piracy theorists manipulate stuff....

Wonderful Council

Raphael Lee Cass, Byron Bay I went for a swim at Belongil Beach the other day and was shocked to...

Cut it down – Tweed Councillors at odds over future of forest red gum

‘We should be active and take the tree down,’ Cr Polglase told the Tweed Shire Council meeting last Thursday, referring to a significant forest red gum and koala food tree in Tweed Heads West.

Lyn Dickinson, Pottsville

It is all very well for incoming prime minister Scott Morrison to announce that drought relief is at the top of his agenda, but what does he plan to do about it?

How long can we afford to prop up struggling rural industries when the real threat to farmers – climate change – is unaddressed? He also announced that getting power prices down was at the top of his agenda.

No mention of getting carbon emissions down. In February 2017, as the treasurer, Scott Morrison brought a lump of black coal into the House of Representatives question time, which was supplied by the Minerals Council of Australia.

He said, ‘This is coal… do not be afraid… do not be scared… it will not hurt you,’ as it was passed from hand to hand. The coal was used to demonstrate how the government planned to keep the lights on and keep power prices low. We have every reason to fear for the future under our new pro-coal prime minister who obviously is not taking climate change seriously. It appears that propping up the coal industry is really at the top of his agenda. The best hope for a safe and prosperous future is to vote for the Greens at the next election – the only political party with zero coal and 100 per cent renewable energy at the top of its agenda.


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Call to protect oceans from plastic and pollution

A new sign has been installed at Main Beach, Byron Bay, calling for increased awareness and collective action on the issue of marine debris and pollution. 

Pottsville’s controversial Men’s Shed extension to be advertised

The controversial Men’s Shed at Black Rocks Sports Fields in Pottsville was granted the opportunity to expand its footprint 12m to the west at last week’s Tweed Shire Council meeting.

A closer look at Byron Council’s fossil fuel investments

Is Byron Council putting its money where its mouth is when it comes to reducing carbon emissions?

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 24 February, 2021

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 24 February, 2021